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Oral history interview with Allen Leepa, 1977 Nov. 18-1978 Nov. 29

view Oral history interview with Allen Leepa, 1977 Nov. 18-1978 Nov. 29 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Leepa, Allen, 1919-2009
Interviewer:
Barrie, Dennis, 1947-
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 71 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformated in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 55 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Use requires an appointment.
Summary:
Interview of Allen Leepa conducted 1977 Nov. 18-1978 Nov. 29, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art. Leepa discusses the New York art scene of the 1930s and 1940s, the Works Progress Administration, his connections with Abstract Artists of America, working in Michigan and Paris, and his relationship with Abraham Rattner, among others.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Allen Leepa, 1977 Nov. 18-1978 Nov. 29. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
Allen Leepa (1919-2009) was a painter and educator from New York, N.Y., Michigan, and Florida.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art, American
Educators
Interviews
Painters
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13157
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212824
AAA_collcode_leepa77
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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